1:00 PM ET, September 18, 2011
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY
Bills score TD with 14 seconds left to complete rally against Raiders
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills will take the win any way they can get it.After a wild back-and-forth fourth quarter, Ryan Fitzpatrick found David Nelson wide open on fourth down for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 14 seconds left to secure a 38-35 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
All Bills Everything
The Bills are the first team since the 2007 Steelers to score a TD on every second-half possession. Here's everyone that's done it in the past 15 years.
|'07 Steelers *||3||Broncos|
-- Elias Sports Bureau
Bills owner Ralph Wilson was unable to attend his first home opener in the team's 52-year history because he's recovering from a broken hip. Wilson watched the game from his home in suburban Detroit. ... Wilson did provide a videotaped tribute at halftime, when former defensive lineman Phil Hansen was inducted on the Bills' Wall of Fame. ... According to STATS LLC, the 35 points were the most allowed by the Raiders in a second half. ... Discipline continues to play a factor against the Raiders. After being flagged 15 times for 131 yards against the Broncos, they had eight penalties for 85 yards against Buffalo.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.2||6.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||4-4||4-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||11:37||Michael Bush 1 Yard Run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 14 plays, 71 yds, 7:25
|TD||8:16||Darren Mcfadden 5 Yard Run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 34 yds, 2:31
|FG||2:25||Rian Lindell 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 73 yds, 5:46
|TD||1:25||Jason Campbell 1 Yard Run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 82 yds, 1:00
|TD||13:36||Fred Jackson 43 Yard Run (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 80 yds, 1:34
|TD||3:46||Steve Johnson 7 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 57 yds, 3:28
|TD||14:15||Fred Jackson 1 Yard Run (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 69 yds, 3:20
|TD||9:23||Darren Mcfadden 12 Yard Pass From Jason Campbell (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 4:52
|TD||4:53||Scott Chandler 6 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yds, 4:30
|TD||3:50||Denarius Moore 50 Yard Pass From Jason Campbell (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 88 yds, 1:07
|TD||0:18||David Nelson 6 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 14 plays, 80 yds, 3:27
NEXT LEVEL: Fred Jackson had a 43-yard rushing touchdown outside the left tackle on Sunday. In the first two weeks of this season he has 103 rushing yards in that direction, exceeding his total from last season (78 yards and 2 TD).
NEXT LEVEL: Ryan Fitzpatrick picked apart the Raiders' secondary with underneath throws, throwing the game-winning touchdown pass and completing 69 percent of his passes on throws fewer than 10 yards. Last season, Fitzpatrick ranked in the bottom five in the NFL in completion percentage and NFL passer rating on throws of that distance.
The Bills have scored a combined 79 points in their first two games of the season. That's the 2nd-most points scored in the first two games in franchise history. The record is 87 points by the 1991 team. That 1991 team finished 13-3 and lost in the Super Bowl.
From Elias: The Bills are the first team since the 2007 Steelers to score a TD on every possession they had in the 2nd half. The last team to win a game when trailing at the half and then scoring a TD on every 2nd half possession was the 1996 Redskins, who trailed 13-10 at the Jets but scored a TD on all 3 2nd half possessions and won 31-16:[+]
Scored TD on Every 2nd Half Possession - Last 15 Seasons
The Raiders have scored 21 points in the first half against the Bills. Is the 3rd time since the start of last season in which they scored at least 21 1st-half points. From the 2007-09 seasons, the Raiders had no instances of scoring 21 1st-half points.
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